DOJ on calls for BuCor Chief Faeldon’s temporary leave: No need
by UNTV News and Rescue | Posted on Friday, December 14th, 2018
FILE PHOTO: Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director General Nicanor Faeldon
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) sees no reason for Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director General Nicanor Faeldon to file a temporary leave after the arrest of his son, Nicanor Faeldon Jr.
The younger Faeldon was among the four suspects nabbed in a drug buy-bust operation on Friday morning (December 14) at his girlfriend’s house in Naga City.
According to DOJ’s Spokesperson Undersecretary Mark Poblete: “The Department will have to study the matter, taking into consideration a number of facts, among which are: the Chief has just been recently appointed, and the independence and integrity of the investigation on the matter is not likely to be affected by his stay in the BuCor.”
The Bureau of Corrections is an attached agency of the DOJ.
Malacañang, meanwhile, assured that appropriate charges will be filed against Director Faeldon’s eldest son if the police will be able to secure strong evidence regarding his involvement in illegal drugs operation.
“I’m sure if the evidence warrants, the police enforcer will be filing appropriate charges. We don’t know exactly what happened,” said Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo.
Panelo added that the Palace trusts that Faeldon is a principled man and that he will be true to his words that once the investigation on his son turns out to be positive, he will resign from the Bureau of Corrections.
On Friday, Faeldon made a strong statement on ANC television saying: “What I can assure everybody is: if my son is involved in any way, kahit user lang, I will resign immediately and hunt him down. Ako na ang paparusa diyan. I would kill that idiot kung involved siya.” – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Mai Bermudez)
by Maris Federez | Posted on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has joined the hunt for alias Bikoy and the other personalities behind the “Totoong Narco List” [real narco list] videos.
The said videos implicated Presidential son Paolo Duterte, President Rodrigo Duterte’s common-law wife Honeylet Avanceña, and former Special Assistant to the President Bong Go, in illegal drug trade.
DOJ Secretary Menardo Guevarra had also ordered the department’s fact-finding team to conduct an investigation on the identity of the people behind the series of videos and to file possible criminal cases against them.
Guevarra said, “I have given instructions to the DOJ Office of Cybercrime to coordinate with the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) cybercrime unit and find out the source of these videos.”
The justice secretary further stated that the criminal charges will depend on the acts committed, such as cyber libel or similar offense.
Aside from the DOJ-initiated investigation, the Philippine National Police (PNP) is also conducting a separate probe on the said videos. – Maris Federez
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